DETROIT (AP) — Why go to a crowded auto show when you can glimpse dozens of new models on the internet?
Because you can't catch a whiff of that new car smell through your iPhone.
Photos can't re-create the smell of leather seats or the smooth feel of a hood. At this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public Jan. 19, visitors can see 500 cars and trucks spread over 18 carpeted acres. At least 800,000 people are expected to take in all the shiny models, amid the bright lights and thumping mood music.